Addicted to the Sharing Economy

“Despite a voluminous and often fervent literature on “income distribution,” the cold fact is that most income is not distributed: It...

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Wetin Concern Agbero with Overload?

“Population, when unchecked, goes on doubling itself every twenty-five years, or increases in a geometrical ratio. … The means of...

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BETWEEN THE OPPRESSOR AND THE OPPRESSEE

“The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” Steven Biko (1946-1977) Steven Biko was a revolutionary whose...

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Conspicuous Consumption of Our Tomorrow, Today

“The phrase “consumer society” complements the description of the present social order as an “industrial society.” Needs are...

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SHUT UP, YOU ARE A COMPOUND IDIOT AND BASTARD

‘‘A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within’’ – Will Durant “There is a fine...

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Talking About a Revolution

Don’t you know They’re talking about a revolution It sounds like a whisper While they’re standing in the welfare lines Crying at the...

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Illiteracy + Ignorance + Poverty = Banditry

“Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere.” – Kofi Annan “Poverty is the parent of revolution and...

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Budget 2019: Pulling a Gun We Know We Can’t Shoot

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”  Soren...

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To Hell with Self(ish) Interests

“Politics is a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles; the conduct of public affairs for private advantage” –...

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Still on ‘Made in China’

Penultimate week, we had discussed the above issue which generated a lot of debate going by the number of mails I received from readers....

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